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Government, Fuel

Diesel Falls 7.5¢ to $4.889 a Gallon

Trucks fueling at a service station

The national average price of diesel fell 7.5 cents to hit $4.889 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Sept. 26.

September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Multiple Efforts Underway to Mainstream Hydrogen Fuel

Quantron

The U.S. Department of Energy, the private sector and a new national nonprofit have stepped up their respective efforts recently to bring hydrogen forward as a mainstream fuel for trucking, among other industrial uses.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Input on CDL Third-Party Training, Testing Programs

All State Career CDL training school

Expressing concern over commercial driver license issuance delays and possible fraud, federal trucking regulators are seeking public comment on the effectiveness of third-party training and testing programs as they relate to CDL skills, knowledge tests and minimum testing standards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Seven States Form Midwest Hydrogen Coalition

hydrogen fueling

To better position the use of advanced energy in the nation’s heartland, governors of seven states have formed the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition to spur creation of a robust hydrogen market, supply chain and workforce.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2022
Government, Business

Hurricane Ian on Path to Strike Florida as Category 4

Tampa-area woman loads sandbags

Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it approached the western tip of Cuba on a track to hit the west coast of Florida as a major hurricane as early as Sept. 28. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a statewide emergency and waived certain hours-of-service rules.

September 26, 2022
Government

House Panel to Examine IIJA Implementation Sept. 29

Capitol Agenda plate-new logo

The ongoing implementation of provisions included in last year’s $1 trillion infrastructure policy law will be the focus of a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2022
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Crossword Puzzle Solution for September 26, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the September 26, 2022 print edition.

September 26, 2022
Business, Fuel, TCA

New Mexico to be Part of ‘Clean Freight Corridor’

A Hyundai fuel cell truck

Longhaul truckers could soon power up their 18-wheelers with New Mexico-made hydrogen delivered through a vast fueling network stretching from the Port of Los Angeles to West Texas.

Kevin Robinson-Avila | Albuquerque, N.M., Journal
September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

USPS Prices Going Up for Holiday Season

USPS

It’ll cost more to mail letters and packages this holiday season. Starting Oct. 2, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing its rates for both commercial and retail products.

Myesha Johnson | The Detroit News
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Hold Holiday Shopping Event in October

Amazon

Amazon said Sept. 26 that in October it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Pump Prices Soar as Supply Cracks Outweigh Weak Demand

gas

The U.S. is running low on gasoline on the West Coast and in the Midwest, where prices are surging on the street, defying falling futures markets.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Isaac Adds McLeod Integration

Titan truck

Fleet telematics provider Isaac Instruments announced it has completed a technology integration with McLeod Software to help joint customers streamline their operations.

September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Class 8s With Fuel Cells Prove Mettle in Los Angeles-Area Test

Kenworth fuel cell-electric trucks

Toyota Motor North America and Kenworth Truck Co., a unit of Paccar Inc., announced Class 8 fuel cell-electric vehicles are a potential zero-emission replacement for diesel-powered trucks.

September 23, 2022
Business, Equipment

GM Spending $760 Million to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

The exterior of the General Motors Toledo Transmission Operations facility in Toledo, Ohio

General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drivelines for electric vehicles.

September 23, 2022
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls Below $80 En Route to Biggest Run of Weekly Losses This Year

Oil well pump jacks operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, California, U.S.

Oil headed for the longest stretch of weekly losses this year as central banks around the world stepped up the fight against inflation at the cost of economic growth.

September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pony.ai to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Arizona

Pony.ai car

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pony.ai, a developer of self-driving cars based in China and Silicon Valley, will begin testing its autonomous vehicles in Tucson, with trained safety drivers behind the wheel, in a partnership with Pima Community College.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Takes Next Steps to Expand Global Operations

Fuel cell-powered Nikola Tre Class 8 model

HANOVER, Germany — Nikola Corp. unveiled a prototype of a European-spec fuel cell-powered Nikola Tre Class 8 model and also announced that it is taking orders for the battery-electric version in the region.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla Recalls 1 Million Cars Over Window Problem

Tesla

Tesla was forced to recall more than 1 million electric cars in the United States over windows that could pinch occupants as they’re being rolled up.

Jessica Schladebeck | New York Daily News
September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Truckers Are Undeniably Essential

The term “essential” came into sharp focus during the pandemic, ATA President Chris Spear notes. The urgency of the moment forced Americans to recognize the many hands at work that keep our society going. There was an outpouring of gratitude for our nation’s truck drivers, rightfully so, as they...

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 23, 2022
Government, Business

Business Activity Gauge Improves, but Still Shows Contraction

warehouse worker

U.S. business activity contracted in September for a third straight month, though at a more moderate pace as a pickup in orders and a further softening of inflation allayed concerns of a more-pronounced pullback.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022